Policies

​Loan Periods, Renewals, Fines, and Circulation

  • New books: 14 day loan period; 1 renewal; $.20/day overdue fines

  • New DVDs and New TV DVDs: 7 day loan period; 1 renewal, $1.00/day overdue fines

  • Books, Audiobooks, and CDs: 28 day loan period; 2 renewals; $.20/day overdue fines

  • Periodicals: 7 day loan period; 2 renewals; $.20/day overdue fines

  • DVDs and Video Games: 14 day loan period; 2 renewals; $1.00/day overdue fines​

Renewals are permitted only if an item has no reserves. Cresskill materials may be returned to any BCCLS library, and materials from other BCCLS libraries can be returned at Cresskill.

Reserves

If an item is unavailable, a reserve may be made. You'll be placed on the waiting list for the item and notified by e-mail, text, or phone call.

Tutoring, Private and Commercial Business Policy

The Cresskill Public Library Board of Trustees prohibits tutoring and private or commercial business activities or solicitation to be conducted on Library premises. Private or commercial business and solicitation are defined as for-profit activities involving payment for services.  

Internet Access

The Cresskill Public Library offers free access to the Internet. Public computers can be used by patrons for one one-hour session each day. If no other patron is waiting, the session may be extended.

​The Internet is an unregulated medium, providing information that may be inaccurate, unreliable, illegal, or perceived as disturbing or offensive. The library neither monitors nor controls the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to oversee a child's access to the Internet, as well as all other library materials.

The Internet must be shared and used in a manner that respects the rights of others. Library personnel do not monitor or supervise Internet use, except for the length of time a patron is accessing it. The library reserves the right to intervene and terminate a session if the display of information and images is inappropriate for the library setting, or if it creates a disturbance.

Internet users must abide by the following rules:

  • Computer usage is limited to one session of up to one hour per day, with the ability to extend the session for thirty minutes if no other patron is waiting.

  • No playing of computer games is allowed at any time.

  • Black and white prints are ten cents per page, including patron errors in printing. Color prints are twenty-five cents per page.

  • Patrons who tamper with computers will be held financially responsible for the repairs.

  • Library computers and printers are turned off 15 minutes before closing time.

 

The Cresskill Public Library reserves the right to modify this policy at any time without prior notice.

Public Exhibit Space

​Gallery Space

The exhibit space is in the program room. The room has a small glass-enclosed display case. Dimensions: 36"Wx14"Dx30"H

 

​Hours & Admission

Exhibits will be available for viewing to the general public during regular library hours. Admission fees are not permitted.

Security and Insurance

The Cresskill Public Library is released from any liability that may result from theft or damage to an exhibit, in whole or in part, while on display at the library. Artists and collectors presenting exhibitions shall provide insurance coverage. All exhibits must meet local fire and safety codes.

 

​Publicity and Promotion

The library will announce exhibits to the community in advance of the opening. Artists/collectors may provide handouts in bulk for the public, listing the works and contact information. 

 

Installation and Removal

Paintings, photographs, and works on paper should be framed or matted. Artists and collectors will install and remove their exhibits. Exhibits are installed on the first day of the month and removed on the last day of the month. The library has no storage facility for artists’/collectors’ property.

Criteria

The library shall have the final decision on the content and arrangement of all exhibits and displays. All exhibits must relate to library services, art, history, culture, or County government services. The library expressly reserves the right to reject any display in whole or in part which it deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate based upon local community standards.

Weekly Newsletter

 

The library also offers a weekly newsletter containing information about upcoming events at the library. Patrons can subscribe to the e-newsletter through a link at the bottom of the library website homepage, or through a library staff member, or by emailing the library at crescirc@bccls.org